Badami: Former chief minister Siddaramaiah has reportedly decided not to contest in any more elections. He made this announcement at a public programme in Badami on Wednesday, October 17.
The former CM has previously said that he would retire from electoral politics and only a few months ago, expressed his desire to become the chief minister once more. And now, if reports are to be believed, the Congress leader is bidding adieu to electoral politics permanently.
"I am now 71-years-old and I have contested in as many as 13 elections," he said in his address to the gathering at the programme, adding that he would work for the next five years in any post he holds and will no longer contest in elections.
One doesn't need to contest in elections to undertake development activities, he said.
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